A Colombian Introduction: Bogotá and Cartagena 5-Day Tour

Bogotá, Cartagena

5 days, 4 nights

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


If you are short on time or if you wish to make a brief stop in Colombia, this tour will take you to two of the country’s essential destinations. You will start in the capital of Colombia, Bogota. You will spend one day discovering the city’s main spots. On the second day, you will explore its surroundings by going to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá. You will fly to Cartagena on the third day to enjoy the two other days on the Caribbean coast. You will have one day to wander around the walled city and its colorful spots and on the last day you will relax on a small island near the city.

Why you should do this 5-day trip to Bogotá and Cartagena?

We got you. Sometimes time is just not enough. But we are here for you, with a tour specially designed to give you a glimpse of what’s there to discover in Colombia. Food, history, and lots of fun by the hand of our welcoming locals.


The day begins with a tour of La Candelaria, in the historic center of Bogota. You will visit the Plaza de Bolivar, Casa de Nariño, Chorro de Quevedo and two of the most important museums in the area: the Gold Museum and the Botero Museum. You will enjoy local gastronomic experiences and a delicious traditional lunch. You will also take the cable car up to Monserrate to observe the city from the top, visit the basilica and its natural areas. The rest of the afternoon will be free.

On this day you will visit the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, one of the wonders of Colombia and the Guatavita Lagoon, where the Legend of El Dorado is said to take place. For this, you will head north of the city, first to the town of Zipaquirá. You will go through the tunnels and roads of the salt mine, to see the only subway Catholic church in the world and its history. Then, you will go to the town of Guatavita and walk to the natural park of Guatavita and learn about its legends. You will enjoy a delicious traditional lunch and at the end of the day you will return to Bogota.

You will visit the Walled City and the historic center of Cartagena on a private city tour. You will visit San Felipe Castle, the Clock Tower, the most important squares and colonial houses in the area. You will explore the iconic and colorful areas of the city and learn the history behind them. During the tour you will have gastronomic experiences with the most typical products of the city, as well as a delicious local lunch.

You will have a rest day in Playa Tranquila and visit the Aquarium, both places located in Rosario Islands. You will take a boat to get there and enjoy the Caribbean climate, the traditional fresh food and the scenery. At the end of the day, you will take the boat back to Cartagena and the hotel and finish the tour.

On the last day of the trip, after checking out at the hotel, you will have some free time before taking your flight back to Bogotá. We are sure you will end up wanting to discover more of our diverse country. A home that welcomes everyone.


  • Getting to know two of the must-visit places in Colombia: Bogotá and Cartagena.
  • Combining city and nature by visiting the cities’ downtowns on one day and the top-notch natural destinations on the other.
  • Learning about our diversity through our history.
  • Diving into Colombian culture through its traditional food, music and landscapes.
  • A chance to get in touch with locals.


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide per destination
  • Transfers in private transportation
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Double or twin standard accommodation in scheduled hotels (or similar), according to chosen category: 4 nights
  • All entrance fees according to itinerary
  • 4 breakfasts (at the hotel)
  • 4 lunches
  • Travel insurance
  • Dinners
  • International tickets. Arrival at the city where the tour begins and return to the country of origin are at the traveler's expense
  • Additional nights, as well as other facilities acquired outside the itinerary of Gran Colombia Tours
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • Flight tickets include hold baggage of 23 kg
  • In Bogota, the Gold Museum is closed on Mondays and the Botero Museum on Tuesdays
  • You can start the journey in any of both cities and finish it in the other one
  • The last day of the tour includes a domestic flight back to the city of origin
  • Policy cancellation up to 8 days before departing for a 50% refund.
  • Please, take into account that most of the experiences and tours of this trip are done by foot
  • Keep in mind that lunches are daily menus at traditional restaurants

Frequently asked questions

On this 5-day tour to Colombia, you will see various locations in Bogotá and Cartagena. Some of the most important spots you will visit are La Candelaria neighborhood, Monserrate Hill, Gold and Botero museums, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, and Guatavita Lake in Bogotá. In Cartagena, you will walk around the Walled City and visit San Felipe Castle, Playa Tranquila, and the aquarium.

No, international flights are not included on our multi-city trips across Colombia. We only include domestic flights, in this case, from Bogotá to Cartagena and a flight back to Bogotá.

No, you can choose the city where you want to start the tour. For this 5-day adventure in Colombia, you can choose to start either in Cartagena or Bogotá.

No, the last day of the tour includes a domestic flight back to the city of origin; however, you can change it to a national destination with a similar rate.

You can choose to stay in 3-star or 5-star hotels. Depending on your choice, the price may vary. The accommodation will be either double or twin standard rooms.

Tour's Location

Bogotá, Cartagena



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